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Friday, July 24, 2009

Man gets 18 years for crack for living by a school

According to The Wichita Eagle, a Kansas City man was given 18 years in prison for distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. The article doesn’t say the man was actually distributing the cocaine to school children. That was supposed to be the intent of the school zone law when it was passed, about a decade ago. But what it amounts to is discrimination against those who live near a school. The sentence is ridiculous. This shows once again the cruelty, outright discrimination and phoney hypocritical motivations for the war on drugs.

1 comment:

macleoud said...

The war on drugs is such a political sham. And the difference in sentencing guidelines for crack as compared to simple cocaine are just ludicrous. Ironically, the now largely "for-profit" prison industry has their lobbyists in D.C. pushing for stricter sentencing. Gee, wonder why that is.